We continue on this leadership series on Hearing The Voice of God. I have laid a firm foundation of Scripture to validate the many ways our Lord speaks to us-- all of which must be based upon his written Word, the Bible. Today, I transition to the controversial area of God speaking to you through experiences involving our five senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting.
The apostle John was very familiar with experiencing Jesus and using those experiences to validate his ministry. He said in 1 Jn.1:1-4, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us." Nine times he uses verbs involving the senses to validate the reality of the risen Christ. John was okay with God speaking to him through the five senses. We can also be okay with it.
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